Song of the Day: “You’re My Star” by Stereophonics

In the words of R.E.M., this one goes out to the one I love:

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you’re my sunday / make my monday come alive / just like tuesday you’re a new day wakes me up / wednesday’s raining / thursday’s yearning friday nights / then it all ends at the weekend / you’re my star

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3 reasons why I love Florence + the Machine

In no particular order:

  1. Florence Welch has a beautiful voice. Finding someone who can actually sing in a sea of cookie-cutter, mass-produced “musicians” is both rare and refreshing.
  2. Her hair is fabulous.
  3. The recently released video for “Shake It Up”is lovely, and can be viewed below:

Florence + the Machine’s sophomore album, “Ceremonials,” is slated for a Halloween release.

Orchestra flash mob in Copenhagen

Google “flash mob” and you’ll get about 99 hits ranging from the Sound of Music to Michael Jackson.

This, however, is one of the most original (and coolest!) flash mobs I’ve ever seen, and it doesn’t involve choreographed dance.

Check out the orchestra flash mob featuring the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra playing Ravel’s “Bolero.”

Note: Yes, this happened in May so it doesn’t have much news value, but it’s the first I’ve seen of it and I wanted to share!

Florence + The Machine: “Ceremonies”

Although it didn’t gain popularity until last year, Florence + The Machine’s first album, “Lungs,” actually debuted in 2009. So it’s about time for a sophomore album!

“Ceremonies” will be released on Nov. 15, and if these two songs are any indication, it is going to be nothing short of spectacular. I’ll allow the songs to speak for themselves:

The only problem is that I can’t decide which new track I like more. Any way you look at it, Florence Welch has a hauntingly beautiful voice that is decisively different from anything else out there in the “music” world today.

Song of the day: “Paradise” by Coldplay

While you won’t be able to hear the ear candy that is Coldplay’s fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, in its entirety just yet, you can at least get a little taste.

Listen for yourself:

While many of the tracks off the album have been heard at live shows already, you can pick up Mylo Xyloto and hear the whole thing when it drops on October 24.

In the night / the stormy night / she closed her eyes. In the night / the stormy night / away she’d fly.

Bon Iver album out June 21

Rejoice, Bon Iver fans. Three years after the release of “For Emma, Forever Ago,” Justin Vernon is finally giving us some new ear candy.

The self-titled release will drop on June 21. Until then, check out the track list here:

  1. Perth
  2. Minnesota, WI
  3. Holocene
  4. Towers
  5. Michicant
  6. Hinnom, TX
  7. Wash.
  8. Calgary
  9. Libson, OH
  10. Beth/Rest

Head over to boniver.org for the latest updates.

New album alert: Atmosphere’s “The Family Sign”

Artist: Atmosphere

Album: “The Family Sign”

Release date: April 12, 2011

Fun fact: “The Family Sign” is their first full-length album since 2008’s “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold.”

I won’t be getting my hands on the full album for another few days, but I can say that from the iTunes preview I listened to yesterday… I dig.

Adele meets… Britney Spears?

At first thought, I was appalled. An Adele/Britney mash-up? The horror!

In reality, it’s not terrible. It’s actually… pretty dang good.

Mostly because this track features Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” set to the beat of Britney’s “Till The World Ends,” so there are no actual vocals from Ms. Spears.

Check it out for yourself: